Psalm 74:3
New International Version
Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary.

New Living Translation
Walk through the awful ruins of the city; see how the enemy has destroyed your sanctuary.

English Standard Version
Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!

Berean Study Bible
Turn Your steps to the everlasting ruins, to everything in the sanctuary the enemy has destroyed.

New American Standard Bible
Turn Your footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

New King James Version
Lift up Your feet to the perpetual desolations. The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary.

King James Bible
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Christian Standard Bible
Make your way to the perpetual ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.

Contemporary English Version
walk over to the temple left in ruins forever by those who hate us.

Good News Translation
Walk over these total ruins; our enemies have destroyed everything in the Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Make Your way to the everlasting ruins, to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.

International Standard Version
Hurry! Look at the permanent ruins— every calamity the enemy brought upon the Holy Place.

NET Bible
Hurry and look at the permanent ruins, and all the damage the enemy has done to the temple!

New Heart English Bible
Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lift your Servants above those who are taken by your might - everyone who oppresses is the enemy of your Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn your steps toward these pathetic ruins. The enemy has destroyed everything in the holy temple.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lift up Thy steps because of the perpetual ruins, Even all the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.

New American Standard 1977
Turn Thy footsteps toward the perpetual ruins; The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Lift up thy feet unto the eternal desolations, unto every enemy who has done wickedly in the sanctuary.

King James 2000 Bible
Lift up your feet unto the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary.

American King James Version
Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary.

American Standard Version
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins, All the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Lift up thine hands against their pride continually; because of all that the enemy has done wickedly in thy holy places.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lift up thy hands against their pride unto the end; see what things the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Darby Bible Translation
Lift up thy steps unto the perpetual desolations: everything in the sanctuary hath the enemy destroyed.

English Revised Version
Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy hath done in the sanctuary.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lift up thy feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

World English Bible
Lift up your feet to the perpetual ruins, all the evil that the enemy has done in the sanctuary.

Young's Literal Translation
Lift up Thy steps to the perpetual desolations, Everything the enemy did wickedly in the sanctuary.
Study Bible
Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?
2Remember Your congregation, which You purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe of Your inheritance—Mount Zion where You dwell. 3Turn Your steps to the everlasting ruins, to everything in the sanctuary the enemy has destroyed. 4Your foes have roared within Your meeting place; they have unfurled their banners as signs,…
Cross References
2 Kings 25:9
He burned down the house of the LORD, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem--every significant building.

Psalm 79:1
The nations, O God, have invaded Your inheritance; they have defiled Your holy temple and reduced Jerusalem to rubble.

Isaiah 61:4
They will rebuild the ancient ruins; they will restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.

Isaiah 63:18
For a short while Your people possessed Your holy place, but our enemies have trampled Your sanctuary.

Jeremiah 51:51
"We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; disgrace has covered our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD's house."

Lamentations 2:7
The Lord has rejected His altar; He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has handed the walls of her palaces over to the enemy. They have raised a shout in the house of the LORD as on the day of an appointed feast.

Ezekiel 5:14
I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of all who pass by.

Treasury of Scripture

Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the enemy has done wickedly in the sanctuary.

lift

Psalm 44:23,26
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever…

Joshua 10:24
And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.

2 Samuel 22:39-43
And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet…

the perpetual

Psalm 102:13,14
Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come…

Nehemiah 1:3
And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

Nehemiah 2:3,13
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire? …

all

Psalm 79:1
A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.

Jeremiah 52:13
And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:

Lamentations 1:10
The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter into thy congregation.







Lexicon
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הָרִ֣ימָה (hā·rî·māh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise

Your steps
פְ֭עָמֶיךָ (p̄ə·‘ā·me·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

to the everlasting
נֶ֑צַח (ne·ṣaḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5331: Eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity

ruins,
לְמַשֻּׁא֣וֹת (lə·maš·šu·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4876: Perhaps deceptions

to everything
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

in the sanctuary
בַּקֹּֽדֶשׁ׃ (baq·qō·ḏeš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

the enemy
אוֹיֵ֣ב (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

has destroyed.
הֵרַ֖ע (hê·ra‘)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad
(3) Lift up thy feet.--Better, Lift thy steps. A poetical expression. God is invoked to hasten to view the desolation of the Temple. A somewhat similar expression will be found in Genesis 29:1 (margin).

Perpetual desolations.--The word rendered "desolations" occurs also in Psalm 73:18, where it is rendered "destruction." Here, perhaps, we should render ruins which must be ever ruins, or complete ruins, or possibly, taking the first meaning of netsach, ruins of splendour. Isaiah 11:4 does not offer a parallel, since the Hebrew is different, and plainly refers to the long time the places have been in ruins.

Even all . . .--Better, the enemy hath devastated all in the holy place. 1 Maccabees 1:38-40; 1 Maccabees 3:45 ("Now Jerusalem lay void as a wilderness") give the best explanation of the verse, descriptive, as it is, of the condition of the whole of Zion.

Verse 3. - Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations; or, the perpetual ruins. God is asked to visit and protect, or else to visit and inspect, the desolate ruins with which the Babylonians have covered Mount Zion. Even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary. The Babylonians had plundered the temple of all its treasures, breaking the precious Phoenician bronze work into pieces, and carrying off everything of value that was portable (2 Kings 25:13-17). They had also "burnt the house of the Lord "(ver. 9), and "broken down the walls of Jerusalem" (ver. 10) and the walls of the temple to a large extent (see below, ver. 7). It is quite certain that neither Shishak nor the Syrians under Antiochus Epiphanes created any such devastation. 74:1-11 This psalm appears to describe the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Chaldeans. The deplorable case of the people of God, at the time, is spread before the Lord, and left with him. They plead the great things God had done for them. If the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt was encouragement to hope that he would not cast them off, much more reason have we to believe, that God will not cast off any whom Christ has redeemed with his own blood. Infidels and persecutors may silence faithful ministers, and shut up places of worship, and say they will destroy the people of God and their religion together. For a long time they may prosper in these attempts, and God's oppressed servants may see no prospect of deliverance; but there is a remnant of believers, the seed of a future harvest, and the despised church has survived those who once triumphed over her. When the power of enemies is most threatening, it is comfortable to flee to the power of God by earnest prayer.
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